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The danger of using Win 7 Activators (Loaders)

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May 9, 2010 11:56:31 AM

Hi All :) 

I've installed Win 7 and being tempted by the opportunity for having it for free I blindly used a Win 7 Loader.
Everithing worked fine and sill works, but now when I know what that loader might have done to my machine I'm eager to REMOVE any trace of it plus, I'll stop using Win 7 until I buy it! (or ever)
My PC is still new, powerfull (and expensive). I'm very suspicious to any messing with the BIOS - updates, overclocking... (anything other than the ordinary adjustments). And to bear in mind the fact that this loader THING could've written some stupid information in my BIOS just to make the ******* Windows run... That's too much!

So my questions are:
- What is SLIC BOIS/Emulation?
- Does that Loader (it's Windows 7 Loader eXtreme Edition v3.115) write any information in my BIOS?
- - If yes, how can I completely remove it? Will a simple BIOS update do the jop? (I'll hate to do that though, but it that's the case I would've no choice)
- If I remove and re-create the patition i.e. MBR and format it, will that remove any trace of the "cracked" Win 7 is being on my PC? (I'm going to run the good old XP instaed :)  )

Thank you in advance! :) 

P.S. I know now that this particular Loader scrapped many motherboards.
May 9, 2010 1:03:06 PM

So you tried to illegally use Win7 but now you know it might cause problems have become remorseful?

You dont deserve any help.
May 9, 2010 1:26:18 PM

flaminggerbil said:
So you tried to illegally use Win7 but now you know it might cause problems have become remorseful?

You dont deserve any help.


And now I'm going to get rid of Win7 but the potential damage will remain (it's not a ptential damage actually - it is a damage already).
Serves me right! Right?

But you could mock me even further by saying that I've being stupid enough to write about it. Right?

Atleast it can serve as a warning for every one who'll try to use Win7 illegally. Don't you think?
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May 9, 2010 1:35:39 PM

Ivan Ivanov said:
And now I'm going to get rid of Win7 but the potential damage will remain (it's not a ptential damage actually - it is a damage already).
Serves me right! Right?

But you could mock me even further by saying that I've being stupid enough to write about it. Right?

Atleast it can serve as a warning for every one who'll try to use Win7 illegally. Don't you think?


Yes it does serve you right.
Yes asking for help on a forum which abides by the law is pretty stupid.


But if they want to break the law and pirate an OS then that's their problem, they can learn about the drawbacks as they go.
a b $ Windows 7
May 9, 2010 3:42:08 PM

Thanks for the warning, but I'm afraid that I can't offer a solution.
December 1, 2012 8:27:39 AM

i you worried you can always restore failsafe in bios settings (it will restore bios from backup to previous one, or download newest bios from motherboard manufacturer's webpage and reflash it to motherboard, if you newbie ask someone or check internet how to do it on your motherboard, but if everything works i dont think you should worry
December 1, 2012 1:58:19 PM

twentyonegigawatts said:
i you worried you can always restore failsafe in bios settings (it will restore bios from backup to previous one, or download newest bios from motherboard manufacturer's webpage and reflash it to motherboard, if you newbie ask someone or check internet how to do it on your motherboard, but if everything works i dont think you should worry


2 years old.

Seriously? How long did you search through the archives to find this?
Eh...
January 11, 2013 8:05:47 PM

You know, i didn't know that i could "restore to factory settings" my bios . so i'm glat he added that reply to a 2 year old thread (that i've found accidentally via google -- no search throuh archives). :heink: 
a b $ Windows 7
January 28, 2013 1:52:36 AM

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flaminggerbil you're a ***!


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you're a f@g


You sir are flaming another user.

Sounds like someone needs to freshin' up on the forum rules.

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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 28, 2013 2:06:50 AM




Piracy

When someone installs and uses commercial software without paying for the program, it is called "pirating" the software. This name comes from the traditional meaning of the word "pirate," which is a sea-faring criminal that steals and loots belongings from others. But far from the stereotypical sea pirate, a software pirate can be anyone who owns a computer. Software piracy is committed by simply downloading or copying a program that a user has not paid for.

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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 28, 2013 2:10:08 AM

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